Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Kinze Manufacturing Announces Layoffs Due to Low Grain Prices

WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa (AP) – Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze Manufacturing says it must lay off 121 workers as low grain prices have slowed farmer purchases. The Des Moines Register reports the Williamsburg-based company announced Monday that office and factory worker cuts will be effective June 18. The eastern Iowa company makes planters and grain carts.

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Details Released about Buchanan County Chase

Authorities have released details about a vehicle chase through Buchanan County last week.   The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy tried stopping a vehicle east of Stanley last Monday, but the driver wouldn’t stop and a chase ensued. The chase came to an end when the vehicle stopped at a home in Lamont.

Northey Provides Recommendations for No-Till or Strip-Till Farmers

DES MOINES – Farmers in Iowa continue to expand usage of no-till or strip-till to limit runoff, improve water quality and reduce production costs.  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today shared a list of recommendations and resources that are valuable for experienced no-/strip-tillers and those new to the practice.   “We are in the

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Dubuque County Bridge Destroyed in Fire

A Dubuque County bridge was destroyed in a fire Friday afternoon. Authorities say a Canadian Pacific railroad bridge located between Specht’s Ferry Road and River Valley Lane sustained an estimated 100-thousand dollars in damage. The bridge runs along the Mississippi River. No one was injured in the fire. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department says the

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HS Sports: Boys’ Golf Recap

The West Delaware boys’ golf team swept Mount Vernon on Friday.   The Hawks hosted the meet at Pin Oak, with the varsity winning 150-155. West Delaware’s Trent Shaw was the top medalist with a score of 34 (two under par). West Delaware’s Clayton Larson finished as runner-up, one under par with a 35.  

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